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Old 12-30-2008, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have a strange problem with my PC.

when i turn the pc on, my desktop looks strange with weird artifacts on it(this doesnt happen always, sometimes its fine.) But when i start a game, thats when things get a little crazy... the screen becomes black with some blue artifacts on the black screen, the game freezes and i have to close it from the task manager.

at the bottom right near the clock it shows "display driver has stopped working and has recovered" everytime i Alt+F4 a game or Ctrl+Alt+Delete it.

however some of the time after i get the black screen from the games with the artificats, my monitor just shut off as if my video card failed.

The video card runs very cool at 62įC, and my voltages seem fine. I dont understand how it can be fryed if it even is since when i go to the desktop properties, windows does detect my video card and so does directx and i am able to see the desktop.

I have downloaded the latest Video Drivers along with DirectX and still the same. This just started happening recently and i dont know how or why.

Is my video card fryed? If so how can i tell for sure.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Yuriy. Sorry for the essay


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62C isint bad but is the card overclocked? i only get the "display driver has stopped working and has recovered" when i push the core on my 9800gtx above 860mhz, implying a unstable overclock.
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Evga 8800 Ultra Superclocked
ouch, that would be an expensive loss if the card is dieing.
those cards were rediculously expensive.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no never clocked it at all. i just wish there is still some hope to fix it since windows does detect it, im hoping thats a good sign.

yeah your right about it being rediculously expensive... this card alone cost me about $720 =(
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Download and run DriverCleaner Pro first and then try reinstalling the video drivers.
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i hope you didnt pay $720 for it recently, you can get a 8800ultra at tigerdirect for like $200 if i remember correctly.
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I just tried to use the vid card and when it loaded to the desktop, my screen was black with blue artifacts, i was still able to see the mouse cursor, but my monitor shut off.

so i put my old video card back. i fear the worst.

and no philbar, i bought this card when it just released
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Download and run DriverCleaner Pro first and then try reinstalling the video drivers.
He'll need to find an older version of DCP floating around somewhere, as the developers made Guru3D take it off, as its now a paid program...

Edit: Looks like Overclock.net still has v1.5 up: Driver Cleaner Pro - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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Yeah oldversion.com is one of the great sites for old software too.
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